Variety - 06/07/1978
"...Zesty choreography and very excellent new plus revived music....Newton-John registers very impressively..."
New York Times - 06/16/1978
"...A life that is all its own....Loaded with the kind of talent and exuberance you don't often find very far from a musical stage..."
Premiere - 04/01/1998
"...It's a gum-snapping slice of cinema that's impossible to watch without smiling..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/27/1998
"...Pleasant and upbeat....Travolta is an important and enduring movie star..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/11/2002
"...The enduring appeal of the teenybopping musical spawned a knock-off sequel, a Broadway revival, and countless high school productions..."
Total Film - 02/02/2004
"An era-blending, hip-twitching piece of pop culture, GREASE is still the word 25 years since its release..."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/22/2006
"Never underestimate the power of catchy tunes, Travolta's hips, and a sweet-yet-smutty script." -- Grade: B+
This film adaptation of GREASE is the zippy smash hit translation from the Broadway musical tribute to the fabulous 1950s. As a new school year begins, wholesome Australian exchange student Sandy (pop star Olivia Newton-John) and duck-tailed, leather-jacketed Danny (John Travolta) parlay their summertime romance into an on-and-off attraction that may or may not cross clique lines. Sandy seriously cramps Danny's style, so he dumps her. In response, Sandy begins dating a wholesome athlete, but, as a hedge, she also joins the gum-chewin', tough-talkin' clique known as the Pink Ladies. One of the most beloved musicals of all time, the popular soundtrack includes "You're the One that I Want," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "Sandy," "Summer Nights," and the title tune.
Coming Of Age |
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High School Friends |
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Currently the highest-grossing musical of all-time, GREASE has made $380 million at the box office worldwide.